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Shahi Kaccha Gosht Biryani


Jul 03, 2017

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

5

PREPARATION LEVEL

Easy

Feel like a royal with this shahi kacche gosht ki biryani.

INGREDIENTS

    Basmati Rice 1 kg
    Lamb 1.5 kgs
    Yogurt 400 gms
    Green Chilies 12-14
    Ginger-Garlic paste 3 tbsp
    Ginger Julienne 3 tbsp
    Fresh Mint: 100 gms
    Fresh Coriander 120 gms
    Onion (Fried) 7
    Ghee 8 tbsp
    Salt to taste
    Bay Leaves 2
    Cloves 6-7
    Cardamoms (green): 8-10
    Cinnamon sticks: 5 (1/2 inches)
    Royal Cumin: 3 tsp
    Mace: ½ tsp
    Star Anise pod 1
    Saffron 2 gms
    Milk 50 ml

DIRECTIONS

1. Dry roast bay leaf, cloves, green cardamoms and royal cumin, mace, star anise pod together. Let the aroma come out. Ensure not to burn these spices.
2. Either by using a mortar and pestle or a mixer grinder, make powder and keep it aside.
3. Soak saffron in 50 ml in warm milk and keep it aside.
4. Marinade the lamb in yogurt, garlic-ginger paste, ginger julienne (1 tbsp), green chilies (4), mint and coriander (50 gms), fried onion (2 tbsp),garam masala (3-4 tsp), salt. Mix them well and keep aside.
5. Leave this for 4-5 hours. The more you leave, the better it is for the biryani.
6. Wash and soak the basmati rice in cold water for 45 minutes. Do not forget to add salt.
7. Cook the rice with bay leaf (1), black peppers (6), and cinnamon stick (1) for 3-4 minutes. Ensure to cook only 30%.
8. Once the rice is ready, meat is done marinating, it’s time to cook.
9. Take a heavy bottom vessel for cooking purpose.
10. Pour 2 tbsp of ghee and cinnamon sticks, layer with the meat and yogurt marinate.
11. Through in the fried onions, mint and coriander leaves, ginger julienne, ghee (1 tbsp), and saffron milk (25 ml).
12. Put rice on top and on rice and all the left over fried onions, mint and coriander, ginger julienne, saffron milk, ghee and garam masala.
13. Seal the vessel with air tight lid or using the silver foil.
14. Cook on high for 5-8 minutes then on low for 20 minutes.
15. After 20 minutes, let it rest for 8-10 minutes.
16. Open and mix together gently
17. Serve hot with raita.

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Sadaf Hussain is a MasterChef India 2016 finalist, TedX speaker and food and travel enthusiast. When he's not cooking delicious dishes for IFN Hindi, he blogs at www.foodandstreets.com.

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